NATIONALS SOFTBALL 2014 -2015 TRYOUTS            

August 4th – 5th, 2014                                                                        Tryouts for Pitchers and Catchers

12′s and 14′s 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. & 16′s and 18′s 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The University of Missouri’s Pitching Consultant Doug Gillis will provide all participating  pitchers with a brief evaluation.  Doug will be on staff with the Nationals during the season offering lessons which will be available only to pitchers within our program.

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All players will also receive a video hitting analysis.

August 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th                                                               Positional Tryouts for 12u, 14u, 16u, 18u Premier

Wednesday: 12′s & 14′s 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.  16′s & 18′s 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.    Thursday: 12′s & 14′s 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.  16′s & 18′s 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.          Friday: 12′s & 14′s 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.  16′s & 18′s 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.               Saturday: 12′s & 14′s 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  16′s & 18′s 12:00  – 2:00 p.m.       Sunday: 12′s & 14′s 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.. & 16′s & 18′s 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

All tryouts will be held at our year round 10,000 square foot softball facility.  See below for address information.

The Nationals 16′s & 18′s are accepted into the following fall exposure tournaments:

PGF Ohio Outlaws Fall Brawl Showcase, St. Louis Showcase 1, Diamond 9 Sun Fall Classic in ESPN/Disney World  and the Tanel Top 50 Showcase in Indianapolis.

Always looking for quality coaches at all age levels!

Location: The NEW Nationals Training Center, 610 Moen Avenue Rockdale, IL. For more information contact Larry Brzezinski at 708.243.0186 or e-mail at

Doug Gillis with the 16u Nationals at Compuware


                        NATIONALS WOULD LIKE TO THANK:                 

Doug Gillis, The Nationals new pitching consultant! (Read more here)   See Doug in action with some of our National pitchers. See Pics

Jen Mineau, Thanks for the great Rise Ball & Pitching camp! Read More

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                Congratulations to the 16u Nationals for winning a bid to ASA / USA Nationals in Virginia.  The team beat the Midland Magic in the finals.

Great job ladies!  Good luck in Virginia!

Congratulations to the 12u for taking second place in the Mokena PGF Midwest qualifier.